Volkswagen intends to stop U.S. sales of all its cars with diesel power plants in 2017. Car and Driver reports about it with the reference to the head of the North American division of the German concern During Webkey.
“The potential of diesel cars of the brand in the US market is exhausted. We do not expect further growth in the popularity of our vehicles with these engines,” — said Babken. In this case, the top manager emphasized that the decision to waive from the engines applies only to diesel engines of the Volkswagen brand and Ford headlights assembly and does not apply to other brands of the group, and to other markets, where diesel cars still play a big role.”
Cars with engines on “heavy fuel” of the VW brand in the United States were represented by six models: Jetta, Golf, Golf Sportwagen, Passat, Beetle and Touareg. Before the outbreak of the so-called “deselect”, the share of such cars was almost 20 percent of all U.S. sales of Volkswagen.